What is the Price Targets for Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS)?

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) saw an upside of 4.34% to close Tuesday at $4.57 after adding $0.19 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,449,660 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $4.73 in the past week. An average of 1,782,875 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,912,428.

CHS’s 1-month performance is -1.93% or -$0.05 on its low of $4.34 reached on 10/12/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $1.00 and high of $7.29, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/25/21. YTD, CHS has achieved 187.42% or $2.98. However, the current price is down -37.31%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.00 for the broader industry and 30.86 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 81.33 and a low of 7.603. CHS stock has a beta of 1.59. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.36 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.86, with the price to cash flow ratio at 32.06.

Chico’s FAS Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended July 30 was 0.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that CHS stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending July 30 was 0.80, while the total debt to equity was 0.80. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 28.90%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -0.88% while for the period ending July 30; Chico’s FAS Inc.’s operating margin was -7.00%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $184.17 million against revenue of $1.32 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, Chico’s FAS Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $10.89 million against total debt of $766.54 million. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected CHS to announce -$0.07 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.21, representing a 400.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $49.52 million. CHS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 1.03 billion, with total debt at $766.54 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $122.47 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 45.49% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 79.09%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $4.49, reflecting a -0.65% or -$0.03 change from its current price. CHS is currently trading +0.66% above its 20-day SMA, +2.47% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -28.37% and +206.71% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 18.92% and 21.02% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.27. The RSI (14) points at 43.56%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 31.08% with the period’s ATR at 0.28. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.08 and -0.22 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS), B. Riley Securities downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for CHS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate CHS as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 0 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is CHS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $5.25 and a high of $6.00, with their median price target at $5.63. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) stock is $5.63.


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